(Closed) Indie / Alternative Music

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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148 posts
Blushing bee

@MrsBeach: All great songs/artists! Also, I love the idea of using instrumental versions of songs. It makes them much more wedding-friendly. I have a friend who is a huge Weezer fan & they played only instrumental Weezer songs during the ceremony. Surprisingly, it blended quite seamlessly!

I agree that it’s hard to squeeze in those indie/alt. songs… Even the people who know them probably aren’t going to want to dance to them. It’s good that you’re flexible, though, & willing to play what people want to hear!

One song that I desperately want to incorporate is Jeff Mangum’s version of I Love How You Love Me (even considered it for our first dance), but I’m worried that the older folks will think it’s terrible & that a lot of our guests just won’t *get* it the way I do. You should listen to it & tell me what you think! Smile

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t know if my taste is so much indie but folksy.  We included some contemporary music in our wedding and reception as well.  I used Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues album as seating music for the ceremony, Iron and Wine’s Loves and Some Verses and the processional, Jack Johnson’s Angel (per husband’s request) as the bridal processional, Regina Spektor’s cover of Real Love for the first dance, Belle and Sebastian’s My Wandering Days are Over for the cake cutting… I’m also a fan of older rock, so there was a lot of Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Rolling Stones, Beatles, ect.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I keep going back to it when I think about the first dance song, for sure. It’s like the perfect dress… it’s just always there in the back of my mind. I’m glad you like it! I agree that his voice has that perfectly imperfect tone, much like Conor’s.

I LOVE your ideas! It sounds like you’re doing a good job of keeping it crowd friendly, but not compromising your own tastes. Slow-paced ones are perfect for cocktail hour, dinner, etc. That’s my plan as well. Sneak ’em all in there early on. Ha ha

@peasantsong: Sounds like you’ve got mighty fine taste in music, & that your wedding was a splendid affair!

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